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Strings Of Hope
Participate in the Strings Of Hope Campaign.
The following is taken from their site:
In these strange, difficult and sad times of Covid pandemic, with lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders, with people forbidden to fly kites or even go outdoors, with kite festivals postponed and cancelled, we could all use some messages of hope to brighten our days.
So we at the KAP Jasa kite club from Slovenia got an idea - we call it Strings of Hope.
Remember how we flew messages on pieces of paper to the sky on a kite line? This is what we should be doing again - but on a global scale.
Since we can't socialize and many of us are not allowed to fly kites, we shall get together online. Some of us will write messages of hope, others will fly them to the sky.
Imagine: a child in New Zealand draws a picture of hope that a kite flyer from Slovenia flies on his kite; a worker in India writes a message and a kite flyer from Canada delivers it to the sky; a girl in Argentina composes a poem that flies above the fields in France ...
This is how we connect people of the Earth. We will make sure everyone can see these messages of hope, to enlighten our lives and to remeber us all that we are part of one sky, one world.
We made a short video of what Strings of Hope should be and what it should accomplish:
So ... if you like the idea, please create your Message of Hope for all the people of the world - write an encouraging sentence, maybe compose a poem, or draw a nice picture ...
Then take a photo of it and send it to us (on Strings of Hope Facebook page, or via Facebook Messenger: m.me/on.the.strings.of.hope, or via e-mail: email@example.com). We will fly your message to the sky for everyone to see!
And if you can still fly a kite, we will send you a Message of Hope so you can deliver it into the sky - and take a video of it, so everyone can see it reach the skies above our Earth.
Let Them Teach You
This is a challenge that can be accomplished in many ways. The point is to get someone to teach you a new skill useful in either kiteflying or kite making and take a photo of the end result. You can reach out to an experienced person and have them teach you a new skill, OR, ask your kid to show you how to build a kite and let them teach you. Do as they instruct, and show off your end results! This challenge is not about well you accomplish it, more about how you embrace learning. You can use a published tutorial, video, or other resource as your 'mentor', it does not have to be a person.
This is a video challenge. Using a single string fighter kite (of any origin) make contact with two targets while flying the kite that are at least ten feet apart. You can choose to knock the targets over OR simply 'touch them' with the kite. You can use any kind of target, fly at any length, and take as long or as little time as needed. The targets can be resting on top of another object, on the ground, or in any way that works for the flier.
This challenge is for all of the beautiful kitemakers and builders out there that pour their heart and soul into building their kite. If you have competed in previous kitebuilding competitions, this is your challenge! All kites will be included into the same category, however individuals may be selected for special accolades based on beauty, first time build, etc....
Kitchen Sink DIY
This is a fun and easy challenge meant for everyone from a first timer to the experienced kitebuilder. It is simple. Using only items easily found in a common home, build a kite, anything and everything but the kitchen sink! It can be an established design, or one all of your own, the point is simply to build with what you have on hand
Into the Wild
This challenge is all about going out into our natural surroundings, and finding materials growing around us. Before their was ripstop and carbon fiber, there was bamboo, there was leaves, there was a world of materials in front of us! So, go outside, find something and use it to make a kite, kite art, or a wind display.